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Reflecting responsibility: Texas Marine earns rocker, rank of staff sergeant

Newly promoted Staff Sgt. Ruben Morales, a recruiter for Marine Corps Recruiting Station Phoenix, listens to his staff sergeant promotion warrant during a ceremony at the recruiting station’s headquarters in Phoenix, Jan. 10, 2014. The date of Morales’ promotion carried extra significance, falling on the same date he joined the Marine Corps nine years earlier in 2005. “It hasn’t fully set in,” said Morales, a native of Beaumont, Texas. “I’m excited for the opportunity to lead young Marines.” Morales, a motor transportation mechanic by trade in the Marine Corps, voluntarily came on recruiting duty hoping to provide the same opportunities to young men and women that the Marine Corps has afforded him. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Tyler J. Bolken / Released)



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This work, Reflecting responsibility: Texas Marine earns rocker, rank of staff sergeant [Image 2 of 3], by Sgt Tyler J. Bolken, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:01.10.2014

Date Posted:01.10.2014 14:00

Photo ID:1148941

VIRIN:140110-M-XK427-675

Resolution:3512x2341

Size:1.32 MB

Location:PHOENIX, AZ, USGlobe

Hometown:BEAUMONT, TX, US

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